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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

97% of Voters in Bankrupt Puerto Rico Want Statehood

The banner headline will read 97 percent of Puerto Rico voted for statehood, but only 23 percent of voters cast ballots on June 11 due to opposition boycotting.

Of the 2,458,036 registered voters in Puerto Rico, about 548,387, or 97 percent, of Puerto Ricans voted in a non-binding referendum for the territory to become America’s 51st state, while approximately 16,960, or 3 percent, were opposed, according to the Wall Street Journal review of early returns. Turnout was just 23 percent.

Governor Ricardo Rossell√≥ and his legislature-majority New Progressive Party [Republican] held the referendum, despite filing on May 3 for the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States. The island and its state-owned utility ran out of cash and defaulted on its $73 billion of debt. After the filing, Breitbart News reported that Puerto Rico’s public pension plans have only $1.8 billion in assets to pay $45 billion in liabilities.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course they do....now they want you and I to bail them out! When is the s__t gonna stop?

Anonymous said...

9:12 AM, Exactly!!

Anonymous said...

99% of them are already getting SNAP.

Anonymous said...

Will they pay for ALL the flag changes in books and flags ?

Anonymous said...

Think we should do it. This island is much closer than Hawaii and everything USA is already established there. Bail them out, put the "state" gov't on the right track, watch them and don't allow the slimy underlings to be in control. Yes, I believe its worth it.

DC worth it? NO. Let them assimilate into MD as their own county.

Anonymous said...

The rest of us don't want their debt!

Anonymous said...

of course they do. Puerto Ricans are the laziest people on earth and just want the US government to subsidize their existence.
Anyone who's ever visited that island can attest to that.
The ambitious one's leave and work in the US.
It's not even worth an extra star on the flag!

Anonymous said...

I guess they do